Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart giveaway!!!!

Hooray it's finally here, the One World One Heart Giveaway!!! This is a wonderful world wide blog event
which is hosted by a lovely lady called Lisa Swifka from 'A Whimsical Bomehian. It is the event's 5th and final year so if you wish to take part click here to read more about Lisa and this wonderful event. I took part in it last year and have made some wonderful blog friends through it. It is basically a giant blog hop where people share their blogs and introduce themselves and you can find out about other creative wonderful people. It is also a giveaway as there are 'door prizes' in each blog!!!

I have 3 prizes to give away. My first prize is this cute little Japanese paper glass pendant that I made. I am very addicted to making pendants!!!

Second prize is two little hair clips that I made, one is from a print of a painting of a Japanese lady that i did and the other is made from Japanese paper.
The third prize is a laminated print of  a painting of mine 'I curse my sweet tooth' which I have attached a magnet to the back so you can use it as a fridge magnet.

All you need to do is have an active blog and leave a comment on this post. I shall put all names in a hat and draw out 3 winners. This event closes 17th Feb so be sure to leave a comment and a way for me to get back to you if you win.

I shall tell you a little about myself :0) I have been blogging for nearly two years and I still get amazed that there are so many wonderful  creative people out there who share so much of themselves. I have found blogging and reading other peoples blogs even better than an art class as people share techniques and ideas. I am interested in illustrating childrens books but since I have been blogging I've become interested in mixed media and jewellery (pendant) making. There are not enough hours in the day!!! I am married with two little boys who also love to draw so it runs in the family. I really enjoy visiting other peoples blogs and reading about their lives and creative interests it really makes the world feel not so big :0)

I look forward to visiting all the OWOH participants and making many more new blogs friends :0)


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Nicola! Wonderful gifts here, that fridge magnet is totally me! I love them all. Please toss my name in that hat :) I'm already a follower, as you know. We're gonna have a lot of reading to do!! ~Jaime

Tiffany said...

Oh so fun!! :) I'm so happy to be included in the hat too!
Have a great week!

Diane said...

HI Nicola--I knew your giveaway would be very cool--I love these--I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Please be sure to drop by my blog for a chance to win also!!

Kate said...

Super cute stuff, Nicola :) Have an awesome ride this year!

~Kate (The Tropical Blonde)

Saskia said...

Nicola, You're so creative! Your work is so unique! Great glass-work and lovely magnet!! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely giveaways...I can only dream it's me! :)

OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!!

Sweet greetings from Belgium,
Saskia :)

vintage wil said...

What a lovely giveaway!!

Amy said...

Greetings from Virginia, US. Lovely glass work. Thanks for your giveaway. If you'd like, you can enter mine at: - listed as participant #523 for OWOH
avennett AT verizon DOT net

Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Nicola,
I always love your jewelry and art - how great to be able to win a piece!
This is so fun... so many friends participating :)

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

gpc said...

What pretty gifts! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit me, too!

Doreen G said...

Hi Nicola from a fellow Aussie who lives in Canberra---I love your work.

Peggy said...

I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
Thanks for the chance.
Lots of greetings from Belgium.

Deci said...

beautiful work! Please enter my OWOH at

Missy said...

Wow, your necklace and hairpins are wonderful. Your print is fun. I have two little boys also!

Joycies Jems said...

What wonderful creations. i would love to win one of your prizes. I am also taking part in this OWOH event, not listed yet, but look for "Joycies Jems". i live in Wollongong, nsw Australia.
thanks - Joyce

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Thespa said...

I'm having so much fun on the OWOH! I love your blog and I'm so happy to meet you! Hope you have a most wonderful and happy day! Hugs!

Vintiquities Workshop

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is really beautiful.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Donna said...

Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

nattyj said...

Hi, love your work & have enjoyed looking around your blog!

A Scattering said...

You're prizes are very cute. Please add my name to your draw and I hope you find the time to visit me at:

Ontario, Canada

Sunshineshelle said...

Sweet stuff, big things start from baby steps LOL!! By the way I'm pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia) If you have time I'd love you to come on over & comment at my OWOH post too :) My talent lays elsewhere (eating leftovers, swearing, just kidding LOL) I'm a pretty new (3 week old) blogger, so feel free to drop in ANYTIME if you're in the bloggersphere. Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) It's exhausting BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

RosA said...

Hi, Love your glass pendant! And I love those Japanese papers. Please visit my blog if you have the chance. Happy OWOH.

Sandy said...

Cute and fun prizes. Those glass pendants are very nice.

jenny said...

Hello Nicola... Love the beautiful giveaways that you have here... especially the pendant... so gorgeous... Will be back to visit :)))

Jenny x

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

The Altered Paper said...

So many creative bloggers! Put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Susan Faye said...

Greetings from Oregon, USA! Your door prizes are great--I learned how to make glass jewelry this summer and it IS addicting! Stop by and say hi at my OWOH post...I'm # 457 All the best, Susan Faye

Julia Christie said...

Hi Nicola,

Had to leave a comment as I'd be delighted to own any piece of your art!

Off to visit the other participants and meet some great new artists!


Cathy Bueti said...

Nicola count me in!! These are lovely! I am also participating so stop by my giveaway when you get a chance! :)

Belinda said...

Hi Nice To meet you ! Love your blog ! I am also participating; hopefully you can visit my blog if you get the chance
Hugs Belinda

ANGIE said...

Hi Nicola. Thank you for welcoming me to your Blog. I love all your lovely creations. Please feel free to enter my drawing too.

Happy OWOH!

Anonymous said...

I found you through etsy and I am completely addicted!!! we have a similar style. :D Please put my name in your hat :D

Fat Dormouse said...

What great giveaway gifts. I'd love to receive one in the post. I enjoyed reading your blog too.

I am involved in OWOH for the first time. It's great visiting different blogs and finding so many talented people!

Please visit me (if you haven't already!) at (N° 688 on the list!)


Artful Musings said...

Hailing you from sunny Arizona USA. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

Ellen said...

that's a very pretty giveaway. love the pendants.
Greetings from Canada - visit me at #336 Shimmer and Tulle.

Hoopie said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your draw, then take a minute to visit my blog, and I will add your name to win one of three prizes.


Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

jinxxxygirl said...

Please enter me in your drawing!

cottageprims said...

Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

AlwaysInspired said...

Wonderful prizes! I love the necklace.
Please stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
Bonnie in Florida

Visit my blogs
# 566 and # 567

valerie2350 said...

Very cute! I especially like the hair clips

Mervi said...

Great tour on your blog.
Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

Greetings from Finland,
I'm number *451* OWOH
It was nice to meet;-))m

leikkaan AT

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Nicola, thanks so much for coming to my blog! I love your art! And, I would love to be included in your giveaway ;o) Take Care!

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi, I enjoyed visiting and seeing your beautiful work, your prizes are lovely. If you have time be sure and visit my blog to sign up for my giveaway

Lalaine said...

hello from Thailand! The pendants and the clips are very beautiful!

Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

laetricia (@) gmail (d0t) com

Aimee Jeffries said...

Hi there, great prizes! I love the colors in the pendant. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your art! What cute things you've made to give! I feel like you...I see so many creative people on these blogs and get so many ideas! But not enough time to do them all! ♥ Thank you! Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Just Jenn Designz said...

Hello. It is so very nice to meet you. You certainly have a wonderful place here :) Your gifts for the OWOH giveaway are all so beautiful. I would love to win any one of them.

Please stop on by my blog for a visit... I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the list.

Keshia said...

Hi there!

So pleased to met you on this OWOH journey, whats a fabulous door prize!

If you haven't done all ready, heres an invitation to come on by to met our tribe and enter in my door prize.

Keshia (Australia - OHWH #200) xx

Micki said...

I would love to win your works of art. Please visit me at Irish Muses at#678

SpiritMama said...

I Love your jewelry and painting, so fun and creative!
Stop by my blog giveaway if you get a chance :-)

Waxela (wa-shay-la)
aka SpiritMama

PEA said...

Hi Nicola, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your delightful prizes:-) That magnet is made for me since I have such a sweet tooth! lol

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Gabriela said...

hello from Ohio! It is nice discovering your blog! I love your designs!I would love to win any of them!
gabriela #439

Antonella said...

Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaways - I have a sweet tooth too!!
Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Very pretty. I am #694 on OWOH, check me out.

trisha too said...

Very fun--I like your style!!

Happy OWOH to you--stop by for a little visit if you get the chance, I'm playing along, as well!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Brenda said...

Hello to a fellow Australian. Love your jewellery and your art. I shall return.

Atypical Girl said...

Your prizes are so sweet!

I love seeing all the neat things that people create!

Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Amy from Pennsylvania (OWOH #520)
artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

Sam Bonney said...

Hi Nicola, Your gifts are lovely, this is such fun!

Anonymous said...

I love the necklace! Waving hello from NJ

Sonja said...

Lovely paintings on your site. Moondance must be one of my favourites.
Please enter my name for one of your lovely prices.
Sonja (#785)

Karla Rosendall said...

Beautiful work!

Annie said...

Hi I love your blog, so glad you are participating in the OWOH otherwise I may have missed you. I am just entering the land of blog and all the talented artists within.


Nichola, I have enjoyed visiting your blog. Your art work is lovely and so are your kids! I think I would have freaked out if I had seen that spider too! Spiders and snakes give me the willies! Your give aways are awesome. Anyone would want to win! Come visit me. Wanda #220
needlewings (at ) mac (dot) com

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you! Keisha

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Gracie "Neky White" said...

What a generous giveaway! thank you so much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous prizes!

come to enter mine if you haven't already


Regina said...

It was wonderful wandering through you world today on my OWOH journey. Thank you for having me.

Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway ^_^

I hope that you will come and visit me too in Alabama on your next outing. #104 Southern Ooaks


Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous work! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

CathyH said...

Hi Nicola, what lovely paintings! Love immoveable from your side bar. Thank you for the great gifts, I would so wear those pins in my hair!
cathyguitarteacher-77 at

Esme said...

These are quite fun

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Please stop by California.

Connie said...

great giveaway prizes! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

Anonymous said...

I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog
If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
I am number #25
trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lisa Nelson's Art said...

Hi Nicola, Greetings from Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for visiting my blog - it's great to meet you. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Lovely prizes!


Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Nicola, such cute pieces for your giveaway.

I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

Sherry from England, UK

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I'm jumpin' in that hat too! Would love to win a lovely piece of your art!

Dianne said...

What fun pieces!
Please add my name to your draw and come over to my blog #348 and try your luck there. Thanks and good luck!

Noemi said...

I love the hair clips. They would look great on daughters.
A big hug from Spain.

NatashaMay said...

Hi Nic! I'm making my way through the blogs of OWOH participants and I finaly came around yours. :) You're being very generous with your giveaway. Hope I get to win one. :)

s hyler said...

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

SLucy said...

Nice Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.
Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

Debbie said...

Your glass accessories are beautiful, Nicola! Thanks for counting me in. When you have a chance, please come visit my OWOH, if you haven't already. I'm #48 - Jerusalem Notes - Fiberwork by Debbie

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! Thanks for letting me peek around in your blog and enter your giveaway. Your art is so pretty. I love the look of glass over anything! Makes everything look so classy. Thanks for the chance to win.
Please feel free to come over to my blog and enter the giveaway there.
:) Gale OWOH #473

Rayna said...

love them! Beautiful!

Rayna - Minnesota
northstarshetlands AT
OWOH blogger #836

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I like your stule very much.
Have your best OWOH ever.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have a very warm and inviting blog. I really enjoyed the visit. Your pieces are very impressive. Please enter me in your giveaway and visit me, if you haven't already. I'm number 11 and my information is on my profile page.

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Gorgeous jewellery and art, love the fridge magnet!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

This is fun! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


jacque4u2c said...

Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
Winning your give away would be awesome!
Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

Janice Moore-Petty said...

I love your work! Count me in please! #269

Digital Misfit said...

Great giveaway goodies! love those hair pins!
Your art is beautiful.
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Hello from NY. What an amazing giveaway. Thank you for adding my name to your giveaway.

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

mitz said...

... ** thrice as nice ** so generous.. thanks for the opportunities.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

Warmest Regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Lauren said...

Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

quiltmom said...

What pretty things you have made for OWOH. Thanks for participating in this fun event. I hope you are getting the opportunity to visit other bloggers- so many great ideas and wonderful blogs to read.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

Wilma said...

Great to find so many Aussies in OWOH - thanks for the opportunity to win some of your art.
from no#227

jonaks said...

lovely pieces and your paintings are really beautiful!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hello! i would be delighted to win your lovely giveaways! if you haven't yet, i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings from peggyapl(at)!

Birgit said...

Hi Nicola,

Yup, I have been lucky enough to win the purple swirl pendant from you last year. I have worn it very often -- I just love it! :) Thanks again!!!

Thanks also for offering such nice prizes again, Nicola. The necklace is great as are the hairpins and the magnet. Your winners will be very lucky. :)

Greetings from Germany,

Teri said...

Hello from Michigan!! Love your giveaways. Your art is wonderful.
Please include me in your drawing.
Come visit me at


joe said...

thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! i'm enjoying your blog and look forward to spending a lot more time here!

thanks, too, for a chance at winning one of your wonderful prizes!

i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

joe in montana

janil said...

Wonderful prizes!!!
Greetings from Spain!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

LamoreAllure said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA
I'm glad to meet you. I'm #509

I'm a jewelry artist, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored to have you follow my blog!

Lovely items! Please enter me into the OWOH drawing. Thanks!

I hope you get to visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

Crimson Heart Studios said...

Hi, from sunny California. It's been so much fun meeting new people on this tour. I enjoyed your drawings and reading about your family. My name is Cindy and I'm a polymer clay/mix media artist. Come say hi at Crimson Heart Studios. Thanks Cindy

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence, Oregon USA. Nice to meet you. Please count me in on your giveaway.


Leslie H. said...

So nice, add me to your hopefuls. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit Leslie

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


ladybug said...

I've enjoyed finding your blog and looking through your artwork as well...(totally in love with "immovable"! I'd be thrilled to win any of your lovely give-a-way items!! Please include my name and stop by when you get the chance:

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

HI Nicola, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted pendant, hair clips, and magnet art project. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Kristin said...

Hey there!
Great post - and I would LOVE to be included - those hair clips are so FAB! I hope you're having fun with OWOH, just a few more hours . . . xoxoxo

Wendy said...

Hello dear. It is so very wonderful to meet you and take a lovely walk through your blog. I have enjoyed the visit and would love to be entered into your OWOH giveaway. So Exciting.
Please do drop in for a visit with me during your journey. It would be lovely to have you.
wishes and whimsy

WenDy from WondERlanD

Carolyn or Connee said...

Lovely blog and lovely giveaways…I hope I win.
Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
My blogs in OWOH

another email (I like this one the best.)

Que Bella said...

Hey Nicola, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. What great giveaways. Your artwork is fantastic. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Your giveaways are adorable! Please enter me into your draw! So nice to meet you here through OWOH! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog , too:-)


Chris said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Awesome giveaway. I really enjoy your work. Please stop by my blog as well. OWOH 760.

Sussie said...

Great creations!

Please come and visit my blog too if you didn´t do it already! Thank you :)

Warm regards
Susan, nr 471

Damla (Sweepstake Lover) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

annabell_lee_dk (at)

Sean said...

From the Florida Gulf Coast
I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


Pixiewinkle said...

Greetings from NY. Lovely creations! Please count me in and enjoy your flight. Patricia OWOH #498

martha brown said...

The colours on that pendant are gorgeous! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
~martha (#384)
(from Toronto :)

pinkglitterfae said...

glad to see a familiar friend on this OWOH ride, great prizes! thanks so much for the chance to win
betty # 185

Stephanie said...

I would be honored to win.

isastephanie at yahoo dot com

I invite you to stop by my blog


Joyce van der Lely said...

I'm late, I'm late, this blog hopping is great fun, but I am running out of time....
Yes, please add me to your beautiful give away !

and visit mine if you still have some time....

#206 - OWOH said...

Hello, It's nice to meet you! I'm from Malaysia & also participating in OWOH 2011.
Please come visit me at:

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Susan said...

Hello from New Jersey, USA! Nice to meet you...I am now a follower, lovely work! Please include me in the drawing for the pendant or the magnet(I can't wear bobby pins. PLEASE come visit #209
Thanks, Susan
(Pieces of Fate)

Kells said...

WOW! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

And Greetings from the Northwest where I am sliding in at the last moment to say yes, please include me as well!

I'm a writer who blogs at Book of Kells:

thanks so much for offering this! I'd love to win!

all best and wishing you all good things,


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